Laurel Canyon 2003

Laurel Canyon

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Though the movie itself is flawed, McDormand is fantastic as Jane.

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Sam (Christian Bale) and his fiancée, Alex (Kate Beckinsale), move to Los Angeles for the summer to stay at the luxurious house of his mother, Jane (Frances McDormand), while she's away. But Jane, a hip record producer, has not left yet because she's still working on a project with her British musician boyfriend, Ian (Alessandro Nivola). Sam and Alex feel the pull of Jane's fast-paced, decadent lifestyle, and their relationship starts to fray when they get involved with other people.

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Alexandra Carter
Darla
Scott Ferguson
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Wally Pfister
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Catherine Hardwicke
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Amy E. Duddleston
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Critic Reviews for Laurel Canyon

All Critics (110) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (75) | Rotten (35)

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  • Nov 19, 2009
    A good dramatic story with a comedic side. It relies on the acting talents to carry the story, who do that quite well. Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale and Frances McDormand all gave strong performances and worked quite well together. I feel that the movie lacked a message, but it was still enjoyable.
    Conner R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 06, 2008
    "Christan Bale and Kate Beckansale deliver a wonderful delight" I really enjoyed this movie. This one of Christan Bale's first and best films. Its about alot of things like affairs, relationships, mother and son, and rockers who do anything for sex. Its a big drama that anyone can enjoy. Watch this movie because it delivers more than you'd think.
    Corey W Super Reviewer
  • May 24, 2008
    Christian Bale is brilliant as always but the rest of the film isn't. It's a character piece (and thankfully short), but it does appear to be an exercise in making Kate Beckinsale strip down to her underwear (thanks to a no-nudity clause) every ten minutes...all very well, but is a plot too much to ask for? Saying that, Frances McDormand is very good also. One for diehard Kate Beckinsale fans.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2008
    Sex,Drugs and Rock and roll.Oh I forgot the Icing on the cake the best part lol,Christian Bale.A pretty good Movie,I had been wanting to see this one for a while now.
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